Microsoft has brought Minecraft to every platform, but it is actually retreating from at least one device. The company announced last month that it is ending support for the block-building adventure on Apple TV. You can continue to use the game, but it will no longer get new features or cross-play compatibility. If you boot up the game on Apple’s smart-television box, you will see the following message: “Effective from Monday, 24 September, the Apple TV version of Minecraft will no longer be updated or supported. We’re grateful to the Apple TV community for their support, but we need to reallocate resources to the platforms that our players use the most. Don’t worry though, you can continue to play Minecraft on Apple TV, keep building in y our world, and your Marketplace purchases — including Minecoins — will continue to be available. However, we know that this experience isn’t in-line with the experience on other platforms, so we will be … [Read more...] about Minecraft’s Apple TV version is done
Apple is attempting to expand the reach of its Apple TV, according to a report today from The Telegraph. The US company is reportedly in talks with UK telecom provider BT and its mobile offshoot EE to give customers the option to purchase an Apple TV that comes pre-loaded with BT’s pay-TV channel apps. The company is said to be looking at EE because of its younger user demographic. This partnership would obviously benefit both companies — Apple gets access to more hardware customers and BT can directly appeal to that same group. Reports that Apple is trying to launch its own streaming service have circulated for a long time. The company has ordered multiple shows that have seemingly nowhere to air. It signed a multiyear agreement with Oprah Winfrey, ordered a pair of children’s shows from the creators of Sesame Street, a reboot of the science fiction anthology show Amazing Stories, a Hunger Games-style dystopian show called See, and a series from La La Land director … [Read more...] about Apple seeks deal with UK telecom to sell Apple TVs, says report
By Malcolm Owen Monday, October 08, 2018, 07:19 am PT (10:19 am ET) Apple is reportedly in early-stage talks with the UK's BT over a potential new partnership, where customers of the EE broadband service could be offered an Apple TV to watch BT's own pay-TV channels, rather than using BT's existing set-top box. The discussions center around British Telecom's carrier and broadband supplier EE, reports the Telegraph, with the proposals involving BT providing EE customers with an Apple TV to use. The Apple TV would be preloaded with apps that would offer access to pay TV content produced by BT, such as BT Sport, as well as those of other broadcasters. BT already competes with existing pay TV companies Sky and Virgin Media, and provides its BT Broadband customers a set-top box that uses the home broadband connection, with customers able to access many free-to-air channels alongside paid channel packages. BT Sport, BT's main self-operated channel, is also available to view via mobile … [Read more...] about Apple TV 4K could be used by big UK cable firm as set-top box
As per the Daily Telegraph, both groups are, “in early discussions over a deal that would make BT’s mobile brand EE a major distributor of Apple TV set-top boxes.” report published last year suggested that, in the U.S., Apple TV is still languishing in fourth place in this market. At least at the time those details were published, Roku was still number one, followed by Amazon’s Fire TV, Google’s Chromecast, and then — with 5 percent marketshare — Apple TV. This could be one way for Apple to help change that. If Apple TV is one of the ways that the company plans to distribute its original TV shows — which it is spending upwards of $1 billion on — we’d expect to see more initiatives like this to try and grow the market for Apple’s set-top boxes. Are you an Apple TV subscriber? What do you think of Apple’s set-top box? Let us know in the comments below. Source: Daily Telegraph (paywall) … [Read more...] about Apple has a plan to get Apple TVs into more homes in the U.K.
The Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard is the most affordable full-sized Bluetooth keyboard. It features built-in Apple shortcuts and doesn't take up much space, making it easy to store away when you're not using it with your Apple TV. Our pick Full-sized, afforadble, and reliable When it comes to full-sized Bluetooth keyboards, the Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard is one of the most affordable ones on the market. Plus, the compact design and built-in Apple shortcuts make it perfect to keep in your living room, bedroom, or any room your Apple TV lives. Who should buy the Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard The Siri Remote for the Apple TV 4K is great, but swiping around to enter text is beyond tedious. That's where the Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard keyboard comes in handy. Its completely wireless, meaning no dongles or cords needed, and it doesn't require line-of-sight, which means you can use them from anywhere if you happen to be moving around. If you've ever been … [Read more...] about Best Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple TV 4K